Episode 18: It’s Fall Ya’ll!

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Life on the Road Update

I have been AWOL. A little bit. Absent WithOut Leave. I was covering my father’s store while he served on a jury. There were a couple of product launches so I got to immerse myself into nerd-dom anew. So that was nice.

In addition, the show’s Patreon has undergone a couple of changes.

Fashionably Riding – 05:43

Magic Sweater

The ‘Magic Sweater‘ (ravelry link) has re-appeared in my life as the weather turns.

Husbando has pulled on some of his favorite sweaters for the office. Including his ‘2019‘ (ravelry link) sweater. The pattern for his sweater is “Donegal Sweater” (ravelry link) by Thebackloop a.k.a. Moira Engel (ravelry link), and is in Miss Babs ‘Yowza‘ (ravelry link) in the colorway ‘Gomez‘ (ravelry link).

Deathwish Coffee: Not a sponsor, Just a need – 07:22

Unboxing – 07:36

Braaains!

This months Knitcrate theme was ‘Night of the Living Yarn’ for October 2021. The yarn I received was Vidalana ‘Dusk’ (ravelry link) in the colorway “Braaaaains”. And I am jazzed! Also included was a delightful ‘Yarned and Dangerous’ patch.

The patch

Sunshine: Making yarn gremlins of all of us. – 14:37

Open Throttle – 14:56

The MHK re-submission is nearly ready to send! The swatches are knit it is only a tiny bit of writing that I need to catch up on.

The ‘Ultimate Koi Pond Meta‘ (ravelry link) socks have been cast on and started for Operation Sock Drawer what! what! This pattern is by Kino Knits.

Look at that cuff!

The ‘Phenomenal‘ sweater is at the point where the sleeve decreases on the back are complete. The vintage pattern measures length by pattern repeats, but I have chosen to disregard that imperative and instead, measure with actual units and against my body.

Phenomenal sweater and a crêpe myrtle

The ‘Wingspan‘ (ravelry link) swatch has been completed and I have cast on with the ‘Muscadine Grapes’ from the ‘Vinyard‘ gradient kit from Miss Babs.

The lushishness of ‘muscadine grapes’

Pigments of Inspiration: Does the WHY Matter? – 27:02

Scenic Route – 27:42

The OG rose bush.

The rose bushes have put out their last blooms of the season. It’s a bittersweet moment.

The last of the Brigadoon blooms. I’m pretty sure.

Episode 17

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Open Throttle – 02:13

Master Hand Knitting a.k.a. MHK level 1 re-submission swatches have been completed and are blocked. All that remains is the writing and a little bit of seaming.

A new project, a Wingspan (ravelry link) shawl by Kyle Vey (ravelry link) a.k.a. VectorKnits, is being swatched for. The swatch is out of Miss Babs ‘Yowza‘ (ravelry link) in the colorway “Gomez” (ravelry link). The final shawl will be a purple gradient.

The ‘Phenomenal’ Sweater has gained a few inches! The pattern called for some ill-advised increases, instead of blended increases away from the selvedge edge. The exact techniques I used are in my project page.

Gauge Rage: Scream into the Void – 08:18

Stalled – 08:28

The Wingspan gauge swatch is written for linen stitch. Difficulty calculating gauge will ensue. I’m also not sure if my linen stitch is front to back or what.

Mom’s Yarn Stash: OMG – 10:15

Dropped Bike – 10:39

The ‘Ultimate Koi Pond Meta Socks‘ (ravelry link) have wound up as a dropped bike. The gauge swatch that I had made previously will simply not work. The gauge is meant to be in the round. My swatch was not.

Sunshine: Making yarn gremlins of all of us. – 16:02

Scenic Route – 16:20

The Flamenco rose changes color as it blooms! And the Brigadoon has a new bud. Hopefully it will bloom before the weather here turns.

Episode 16: Roll On

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Unboxing – 01:52

The Blue Brick is an independent yarn dyer in Canada. I have waited for years for their yarn to be available, and not immediately sold out. My time came at last and I was delighted to share the unboxing of these beautiful yarns with you.

Deathwish Coffee: Not a sponsor, Just a need – 08:49

Open Throttle – 09:04

First up in Open Throttle this episode, were the ‘Koi Pond Socks’. The first swatch for the socks is completely blocked. The yarn for these is from Kim Dyes Yarn, and was purchased as a kit for ‘The Koi Pond Shawl‘ (ravelry link) by Anne Podlesak. The kit was originally called ‘Ultimate Koi Pond’ and is viewable in my ravelry stash here (ravelry link). The ‘Koi Pond Socks’ are my version of the ‘Meta‘ (ravelry link) socks by Kino Knits, and the fourth pattern of Operation Sock Drawer (raverly link) by The Knitmore Girls.

The original Koi Pond shawl. Now imagine those colors as socks.

A second version of ‘Jack’s Wings‘ (ravelry link) became necessary. These were worked on 3.75 mm / US 5 aluminum needles. The yarn was the same as the previous shawl. The techniques used at the end of the shawl changed slightly to eliminate bunching of stitches, and are detailed on the project page linked above.

When a break was needed from the above, I continued to spin on the rambouillet fleece. Some 699 grams have been plyed into big, beautiful, bouncy 3 ply yarn.

Big. Bouncy. Beautiful.

Fiber Fuckery: You Decide. – 15:09

Stalled – 15:28

Due to the limits of space-time, the laws of physics, and my own hubris, the Stalled section of this episode focuses on the plying progress of the rambouillet fleece. Or lack there of. In Episode 13: Commitments, I mentioned that my bobbins for my spinning wheel held about 4 oz of fiber. That was of single ply. When plying the singles together, I was reminded of the mathematics of volume, and the physical limitations of space. In short: the entire lengths, when plyed together, were too thick to fit onto a single bobbin. And I had only one bobbin left to ply onto.

The issue was solved by cutting the plys, and painstakingly winding the yarn onto a swift to free up the bobbin.

Sunshine: Making yarn gremlins of all of us. – 18:24

Scenic Route – 18:41

The ‘Flamenco’ rose at the front of the house.

I am delighted to bring you more updates from the great outdoors. Some broccoli seeds had sprouted very nicely, and are holding up healthy and well despite being set upon by some voracious caterpillars.

I lost the last of the Canby Raspberries to the heat. Which truly was a shame.

Both the ‘Brigadoon’ and ‘Flamenco’ roses have bounced back from extreme heat beautifully. The ‘Brigadoon’ has been re-potted, and the ‘Flamenco’ has even begun to bloom a second time.

Episode 15: Jack’s Wings

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This is a heavy episode. If the passing of a loved one is not something you are up for hearing/reading about, skip this one, go back and listen to the introduction of the Koi Pond Socks. It has AudioMan and he’s delightful.

I also apologize for the odd audio. The typical setup was…. non-functional. Some sections could not be re-recorded and will sound a little different.

Life on the Road – 02:49

Jack’s Wings in a heart

This episode was written at the bedside of my Father-In-Law. And recorded after his passing. I was only in Jack’s life for the last 10 years, but he was certainly a character and his presence in my life made quite the impact. He passed away on the 27th of August at 9:30 in the evening. Husbando and I, as well as the rest of the family, spent the week sitting vigil with Jack and celebrating his life. He will be missed.

Fashionably Riding – 07:28

The Magic Sweater A.K.A. the Essential Cardigan (ravelry link) by Laura Grutzeck made an appearance because hospital rooms are cold as all-get-out.

Mom’s Yarn Stash: omg – 09:09

Unboxing – 09:33

This month I was sent a delightful package from KnitCrate under the theme ‘INDULGE’. The Knit and Crochet club received a bulky weight yarn: Audine Wool’s Mellow (ravelry link). I received the colorway ‘Mimosa’, but the naming scheme is a mystery to me. Bulky weight yarn is not something I typically reach for so I will enjoy that. The extra little surprise in the package is a folding magnetic bookmark, and it is already firmly entrenched in my nightly reader.

Audine Wools “Mellow” in ‘Mimosa’… with a well loved copy of “Going Postal” with a delightful bookmark.

Pigments of Inspiration: Does the WHY matter? – 15:35

Open Throttle – 16:02

The Koi Pond Socks have a swatch completed. I used Kim Dyes Yarns Croissant Sock yarn in White (ravelry link). Koi Pond is of course, my project name for the Meta (ravelry link) socks by Kino Knits. The leftover colors I will be using are from a Shawl kit called the Ultimate Koi Pond kit.

Meta – Koi Pond Socks – raw materials

Jack’s Wings (ravelry link) are the only other knitting I have been working on before recording this episode or since. The pattern is Anna Beltzer Wings of Peace by Renate Haeckler. The pattern was available for free through ravelry, but the information on the prayer shawls ministries website is essential. The yarn I am using is from Dragonfly FibersBugga! (ravelry link). It is the MDSW 2020 festival exclusive colorway (ravelry link) ‘Together, Yet Apart’.

Jack’s Wings and his service pin.

I have made one of these wings for my Mother-In-Law on size 4.5 mm circular needles.

Fiber Fuckery: YOU Decide! – 26:50

Stalled – 27:09

Jack’s Wings are the only item in Stalled this episode. The pattern is not the most clear in my opinion. Standard pattern requirements, such as needle sizes, gauge measurements, yarn weight recommendations, typical abbreviations etc are not included in this pattern. The information is available, for free, on the Prayer Shawls Ministries website, but one must dig through blocks of text for the information. Which I will fully admit, is difficult for me on any given day, but especially during the last two weeks. I had to completely rip out 7 or so rows and because this project is so special and has such great meaning attributed to it, the toll that took was intense. And I had to do that in front of an audience.

Sunflowers from the garden that came with us to the hospital room.

Episode 14: It’s Baaaaaack!

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Life On The Road – 01:24

MHK Level 1 Submission came back! The feedback was very positive overall. Some of my quirks as a scholarly writer were definitely on display, such as a tendency to get bogged down with too much explanations. I also need to find some additional sources for some of the techniques.

Recently, I encountered an old college roommate who let me know that her folks were looking for a good home to send an old Union Floor Loom. This piece of American industry and history is now happily in my yarn room. Fiber people really are the best people.

Moms Yarn Stash: omg – 05:18

Unboxing – 05:41

Editor Peggy note: Hey Ya’ll. As a reminder, absolutely NONE of this show, or these links are sponsored. At all. I make zero income from any of the companies or organizations that I mention. I receive no benefits from any of the links I post. I am including these links solely for the benefit of You, dear listener.

This episode I had the pleasure of opening the July Knitcrate for the Knit and Crochet Club. They promised me a ‘WOW’ factor, and they delivered. To my mailbox. I received two skeins of Uru.yarn Electric in the colorway ‘Rave’. This yarn is 137 m (150 yards) of eye catching combination of neon blue and black in two scrumptious plys. The fiber content is 40% Alpaca, 30% Wool and 30% Suri Alpaca, and is soft as a fresh baby’s butt. The little bonus item is an adorable resin and glitter heart shaped key-ring charm with vibrant pink yellow and teal glitter. Do not worry, the glitter is encased in the resin.

For a variety of reasons, the booklet of patterns and information included in each Knitcrate was solely in digital format for this shipment. I used the computer that I carry around in my pocket to scan the included code and download the booklet.

Deathwish Coffee: Not a sponsor, just a need – 13:06

Open Throttle – 13:20

This episode, I am delighted to share more MHK content! Out of the 18 swatches for level 1, I only have to re-submit five. Swatches 2, 6, 8, 16, and 18. I expected 3 of those, and was pleasantly surprised that I only have to re-make two more. I have already completed the knitting on swatches 2 and 18. Swatch 2 is being made in Patons Classic Wool Worsted in the ‘Aran’ colorway. The rest are being made in Patons Classic Wool Worsted in the ‘Duck Egg Blue’ colorway. I am also tasked with correcting or providing more/ more accurate information on eight Swatch Information Sheets.

Chandelure socks (ravelry link) from Operation Sock Drawer, are absolutely finished. And that means you can expect a bonus episode in your feed. I will be updating the pictures on my ravelry project page soon.

I finally have a project name for the vintage sweater I am making. It is now known as ‘The Phenomenal Sweater’. I have had to change to 3.75 mm (US size 5) needles.

The spinning on the Rambouillet fleece is still going. As I postulated in the previous episode, I did decide to give the fleece an additional wash. I am glad I did, because the wash-water was very dirty. I am going to have to be very careful because fleece is very prone to felting.

Sunshine: Making yarn gremlins of all of us. – 22:10

Stalled – 22:27

MHK knitting is once again featured in Stalled. Swatch 6 gave me some… issues. On the original swatch, I executed the technique of the left-leaning increase correctly the first time, and then somehow incorrectly the other four times. I do not know how I managed that. My first attempt at re-making this swatch was completely wrong, so at least I was consistent. It turns out that every source I used for this technique ONLY showed the right-leaning increase. And that, in a nutshell, is probably why I messed up so oddly.

Unfortunately, this has presented quite a conundrum for me to constantly ruminate on. Have you ever experienced something that you just keep coming back to? A problem that you just … wrestle with for a while? Let me know in the comments!

Episode 13: Commitments

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The Morocco colorway of Vidalana Oasis by Knitcrate. Yarnbowl my own.

Unboxing – 02:45

This unboxing is for the June 2021 Knitcrate monthly subscription box. The theme is Mirage. Knitcrate is not a sponsor of this show, but if they are interested, I certainly won’t turn them down. Knitcrate can be found here. This unboxing features Vidalana Oaisis in the colorway Morocco.

Pigments of Inspiration: Drugs, Brain Injury or Excitement – does the why matter? – 10:26

Open Throttle – 10:52

This episode’s Open Throttle kicks off with the ‘Chandelure‘ (ravelry link) socks and talking about Operation Sock Drawer (what! what!). This is the pattern “Stained Glass“(ravelry link) by Fiona Munro. I am using Patons Kroy sock yarn in the Flax colorway for the background and the Fiesta Jacquard colorway for the fun stripes.

The pokémon lore behind Chandelure was double checked. It is supposed to haunt old houses and lure people to their deaths. Not a friendly ghost this one.

The progress on the vintage sweater as yet un-named.

Swatching and cast-on has been completed for the vintage sweater. The pattern is “Neat and Feminine” (ravelry link) and was originally published in 1942 in Women’s Weekly. I am using the hand spun yarn from the Clun Forest fleece. In a previous episode, I described the pattern as a cabled sweater. During the swatching process, I discovered that the cables are actually mock-cables, and I get into the difference between those. The needles for this project are size 4.5 mm interchangeable needles from Denise.

Spinning on the Rambouillet/Coopworth fleece purchased at the 2019 MDSW has started. I am trying for more loft in the singles for this yarn, and no, I have not yet decided on a ply method, if any for this project. When the yarn tells me what it wants to be, ya’ll will be the first to know.

Pre-drafted Rambouillet/Coopworth fleece.

Fiber Fuckery: You Decide. – 28:39

Stalled – 28:58

The Chandelure socks needed a little bit of extra attention when I discovered that the diamond pattern had somehow gotten mixed up, and one sock needed to be frogged back ten and a half rows.

I don’t think I’ve been washing my fleeces correctly. The resource that I found with detailed instructions can be found here. This article is by Deborah Robson and was found through The Livestock Concervancy. Evidentaly, the biggest mistake I’ve been making is allowing the water to cool down. I will do some more experimentation with the professionally milled fleeces as well as some of my own experiments for washing the fleeces myself.

Sunshine: Making yarn gremlins of all of us. – 35:07

Gear Check – 35: 52

Denise interchangeable knitting needles came to be from my late great aunt. They are unique in that the cables lock into the needles. All parts of the set are made of plastic resin and a flexible plastic tube. The cables are thicker than my other interchangeable sets, and they certainly feel more durable.

Episode 12: Feels like a Win!

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Life on The Road Update – 02:15

I sing a little bit of the WTF song to help me explain some of the issues surrounding the uploading of episode 11. Husbando also underwent a minor surgery – nothing super serious, but he needed a recovery week.

Also mentioned was the Art/Craft day we hosted. Some little fiber excursions, and reassurances about the Clun Forest fleece, and I personally took something back from the covid lock downs – the opportunity to care for my friends again. (I mistakenly said care about, I meant care for.) I never realized how much I use acts of care and providing for my friends to show them that I love them until that ability was taken from me.

Broke Crafters of Central Maryland – 05:51

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Open Throttle – 06:48

THE MHK LEVEL 1 IS SUBMITTED! The writing took a little longer than I thought it would because I kept finding more writing to do.

The Chandelure Socks already have tangible progress on them after they had to be completely frogged (rip it). One sock has an entire gusset, and the other sock is not far behind. I picked up some colorwork tips from videos hosted on Virtual Masters Day hosted by TKGA, and that has helped these little ankle socks just zoom.

From the Instagram, nothing stops these socks! Not even needing more needles!

The Clun Forest fleece is completely spun up! All weighed, it totals 1.8144 kilograms – or 4 pounds of yarn. I have no idea what the total length is. But it’s a lot. The yarn was set with Eucalan delicate wash and warm water in a bath tub. The skeins hung in the basement and outside to completely dry. I’m excited to get to start on the one of my vintage sweaters the Neat and Feminine (ravelry link). I’m fairly sure it won’t be my only vintage sweater out of this yarn.

Look at all that yarn!

Fiber Fuckery: YOU Decide! – 23:10

Stalled – 23:28

Some minor stalls with the MHK submission. One – there was always more writing to do. So many little sections of writing and questions to answer. I had looked over the information packet and I swear that writing sections popped up out of no where. The bigger stall for the MHK was NOT MY FAULT! I just need to reiterate that. The very heavy box was placed on the top of my mailbox so it could not be missed on the day it was scheduled to be picked up. The carrier somehow still missed the box (and the other piece of important mail), and both got wet. The box was soaked to the point of disintegration. It was falling apart in my hands.

But this has a happy ending, because when I got to the post office, the God sent angel behind the counter made sure that it would get where it needed to go on time and perfect. And it did!

Mom’s Yarn Stash: OMG! – 32:38

Gear Check – 33:01

At the crafting day, I got a chance to use my new WooLee Winder! So did a number of my more experienced spinning friends! The tension on the yarn is a little less than I am used to, but that suited the other spinners just fine. The WooLee Winder makes it very easy to evenly load a bobbin, which means more yarn on the bobbin! Since the mechanism on the WooLee Winder is gear driven, one does need WooLee winder bobbins, so that makes the investment a little more expensive, but I am liking it.

A WooLee Winder in it’s natural habitat: my living room.

Deathwish Coffee: Not a Sponsor, Just a Need – 37:27

Scenic Route – 37:40

I have fought and (maybe?) won a major battle in my war against rose fungi. That is the win this week. I had to cut back the big rose bush by about one third. My tomato plants have also fruited quite a bit!

Episode 11: Back in the Saddle

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Life on the Road Update – 01:45

View from one of our walks while on the work-trip.

Mom is doing better, and is back to work. Thank you all for the kind and lovely words you had for Episode 10.

Deathwish Coffee: Not a sponsor, just a need 03:00

Open Throttle – 03:08

Duck Egg Blue (left) and Winter White (a first attempt swatch)

We finally have a better title for the segment! Since I was on a working-vacation (for me at least) I was fairly single minded and working on all of the MHK level 1 swatches. I used two new colors. Duck Egg Blue and Aran.

The Clun Forest fleece is still being spun on. This episode I mentioned that I am plying from the bobbins, but this has not been as much of a focus as the MHK swatches.

More old swatches.

Gauge Rage: Scream into the void – 07:50

Stalled – 08:00

The Chandelure socks (ravelry link) from Operation Sock Drawer (what!what!) needed to be frogged. They were simply too small.

I’m already loving the colors all over again.

My re-start on the MHK swatches needed to be re-started. My gauge and tension have changed and I ended up needing to change needles. Of course that means that all the progress I had made was null.

Mom’s Yarn Stash: omg – 11:27

Gear Check – 11:55

The tool and some of the yarn it helped me spin.

Today’s gear check is a nifty and cute little tool called the Sheep Shaped Spinners Multi-Tool from Fiber Sprite. It has multiple ways to help spin more consistently all at the tips of my fingers.

Look at how cute this thing is!!

Sunshine: Making yarn gremlins of all of us – 17:35

Scenic Route – 17:53

Some of the new roses are blooming! The Flamenco and Brigadoon roses both had buds and blooms. My edible garden has expanded due to a gift of two raised planters from a neighbor. They will be growing herbs and peppers.

Older sister’s birthday Brigadoon rose, who is more photogenic than mine.

Bonus Episode: Side Car

Hey Ya’ll!

These aren’t going to be the normal show notes. But Mom had mentions a couple of magnum opus projects, and those deserve pictures. There will be no links in this post

The Medallion shawl. Modeled by Older Sister.
The filet crochet piece for Holy Trinity Aberystwyth. From their facebook page.

Lastly, The yarn shop that we could not remember the name of is the Kings Farm (rockville) location of Woolwinders Yarn Shop.

Episode 10: Riding with a Passenger

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Introducing our first Side Car rider: Curator of show sponsor – Mom’s Yarn Stash, my Mother! Audio-Man’s mother! I am very excited to make this episode and share it with you dear listeners. She is Radekb (ravelry link) on Ravelry.

Life on the road update – 02:48

Mom is riding in the sidecar with a back brace. Her back has given her trouble before and she is taking appropriate care to keep the issue from getting worse. She is, however, on the good medicine and some of that may be evident in some of the recording. She is using the time she has off from work to take care of herself and get some knitting done.

Fashionably Riding – 04:27

Mom is fashionably riding while recording the episode in her House Socks made from Red Heart Super Saver. She recently finished her own Chenille Vest (ravelry link) inspired by Audio-Man’s version, in Lion Brand Chenille in Royal Blue. The yarn is sadly discontinued. Lastly, she is wearing her Pave the Way Shawl (ravelry link) with an original crochet edging. The shawl is made in Red Heart Roll With It Tweed in the Potpourri colorway.

House Socks

Mom’s Yarn Stash: omg – 18:07

Ongoing Projects – 18:37

Operation Sock Drawer (what!what!) Chandelure socks (ravelry link) continue.

Mom has been working on the Patty Lions Knit-A-Long Grammercy Park. Mom highly recommends Patty’s classes and Knit-A-Longs.

Mom also mentions the project in her work bag – the Twiggy Shawl (ravelry link) made from Lion Brand Cupcake in the Sandcastle colorway. This yarn is also discontinued.

Gramercy Park, pattern by Patty Lions

Deathwish Coffee: Not a sponsor, just a need – 36:56

Stalled – 37:10

For stalled this week, I talk about how my yarn swift may be possessed, as it would continuously fly off of what ever it was secured to and force me to chase it around the house.

Mom mentions that she stalled out several times working on her Grammercy Park KAL.

Fiber Fuckery: You Decide – 45:58

Dropped Bike – 46:17

Mom shared her latest dropped bike experience: A scarf she rediscovered while organizing her yarn stash that she didn’t enjoy making, and frankly couldn’t stand to look at anymore.

Sunshine: Making yarn gremlins of all of us – 50:00

Gear Check – 50:14

Mom and I discuss the different features and uses of the Knit Companion app. Mom also shares some reasons why she will continue to make use of paper patterns, and Audio-Man gets an idea for a birthday present.

Side Car – 1:02:30

This is the brand new segment Side Car! Mom shares a little about how she became the curator for the sponsor of the show, her yarn stash. The full interview will be released next week.

The Medallion Shawl by Inna Voltchkova. A magnum opus.

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